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#1 Post by polymath » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:34 pm

How do people like to store and organize magazines for various guns? The "just put them all in a cardboard box" system is reaching its limits...

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#2 Post by spara » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:47 pm

I keep pistols in these; pistol, mags and accessories are always all together.

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#3 Post by polymath » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:53 pm

Interesting. Have you had any problems with the PVC-coated fabric trapping moisture?

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#4 Post by spara » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:01 pm

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Interesting. Have you had any problems with the PVC-coated fabric trapping moisture?
Nope, they breathe pretty well and it comes with a desiccant packet. Haven't had any problems with them in the safe either, but I do keep a big bottle of desiccant in the safe. They make going to the range or a match super easy, I grab the gun(s) I want, throw them in the range bag and I'm good to go.

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#5 Post by polymath » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:09 pm

Nice. I suppose I could just use a bunch of those bags to store mags; I don't have room to keep them in the safe with the actual firearms.

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#6 Post by Hiker » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:53 pm

I experimented with something called Ammo-Armor. I used different colors to coordinate with different guns. It didn't really work out because the OD green was so dark that it was hard to tell from black in dim light. Hoping I get some good ideas here.

https://ammo-armor.com/
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#7 Post by DavidMS » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:42 am

I got a expedition pistol case/rug: https://www.maxpedition.com/products/8- ... se-Gun-Rug It works for my needs.

I keep the magazines stacked by firearm type. I do need a better system but haven't given it much though.

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#8 Post by danhue » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:20 am

I love those Midway pistol cases. I have a couple as well. On top of the 7 magazine pouches, there are 2 pockets on the other side, for small supplies or tools that may be needed for the gun. Those plus my range bag and I know I have everything I need for a match or range outing.

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#9 Post by Wino » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:01 am

I do same with Midway and other pistol bags ala spara. I label each bag for a specific gun and it contains all it's mags. The pistols themselves are stored in the safe. The mags/bags in a concealed hiding spot easily accessible for a range trip or other. Of course, my EDC and HD bedside are primed and ready to go. I've had no rust problems with mags although not in a protected environment other than being in house. The safe has desiccant along with a Peet gun safe heater, and no problems there, either.
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#11 Post by featureless » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:08 pm

California seems to have an unusual number of boat accidents that reduce the number of mags we have to organize.

I use a couple little plastic boxes that go in a bigger range box.

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#12 Post by NuJudge » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:17 pm

Can I suggest you look into magnetic knife bars at Harbor Freight? They do a good job of holding a heck of a lot of steel magazines.

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#13 Post by polymath » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:43 pm

I ordered a few of the ncstar ones since they were by far the best magazines stored per dollar, but that magnetic knife bar idea is pretty neat. I'd probably layer plastic over it so nothing gets scratched, but I'll look into that as well.

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#14 Post by highdesert » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:21 am

Thanks for all the links and options.
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#15 Post by Marlene » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:26 am

Combined magazine and ammo storage?

https://www.amazon.com/Bucket-Boss-1003 ... B00GK4TOWK
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#16 Post by ErikO » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:58 pm

I keep eight magazines in my SMERSH belt for the AK with extra AK mags in the range bag.
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#17 Post by senorgrand » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:03 am

I found out my "range bag" has 10 magazine-sized pockets on the inside.

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https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-24-in ... /302612152

$30 and the zippers can be locked with a small cable lock. Mine currently holds about 35 lbs of ammo.

Very low profile.
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#18 Post by ErikO » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:39 am

senorgrand wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:03 am
I found out my "range bag" has 10 magazine-sized pockets on the inside.

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https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-24-in ... /302612152

$30 and the zippers can be locked with a small cable lock. Mine currently holds about 35 lbs of ammo.

Very low profile.
I have the Hercules/Harbor Freight version of that range bag.
In a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich the chicken and cow are involved while the pig is committed.

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#19 Post by spara » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:08 pm

Marlene wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:26 am
Combined magazine and ammo storage?

https://www.amazon.com/Bucket-Boss-1003 ... B00GK4TOWK
We use something similar to keep all our horse gear together - hoof picks, curry combs, brushes, etc. Toss it in the back of the truck and we're good to go.

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#20 Post by Bucolic » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:51 pm

I use a bucket buddy for the tools I keep in the barn and another for car detailing stuff.
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#21 Post by featureless » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:22 pm

Bucolic wrote:
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I use a bucket buddy for the tools I keep in the barn and another for car detailing stuff.
What is this car detailing you speak of? Fortunately, it's a badge of honor in droughty California to have a nasty, filthy car. Sometimes I squirt the bird shit off. That's my level of detailing. Don't even need a bucket buddy for it.

(I do clean the interior from time to time.)

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#22 Post by Bucolic » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:49 pm

The curse of being a two Porsche household.

The Ram truck doesn’t get detailed. The bird shit does get washed off.

We have had the wettest couple years in history so we can wash with impunity.
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